Education Matters

Why the creative arts is for all … not just for artists

Posted by Brendan Duhigg on Feb 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Imagine having to make a music video that is not violent, sexist or racist. Doesn’t that challenge prevailing ideology? Imagine having to analyse how much advertising for alcohol, gambling and fast food there is in televised sport. Doesn’t that open students’ eyes that sport is not the national obsession? It’s what we do while watching the national obsession.

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Topics: Creative empowerment, Arts

How creative skills empower students to engage with humanity

Posted by Brendan Duhigg on Jan 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Performing Arts subjects such as Drama, Film and Entertainment may indeed turn your sons into artists, but they will also do something much more profound. They will train minds to deal with transformation, to work as a team towards a common creative goal, to exercise consensus and to problem-solve in ways not yet imagined. It sounds as though I’ve just described the role requirements of the Governor of the Reserve Bank.

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Topics: Performing arts, Creative empowerment